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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group H Preview: Australia, Canada, Lithuania, Senegal

As part of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s rebrand, the number of teams now expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams are split into eight groups…

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FIBA World Cup 2019: Ranking Team USA’s Biggest Threats

Formally known as the FIBA World Championship, the inaugural FIBA World Cup of Basketball begins on August 31 and has been rebranded in hopes of gaining more popularity—it was also moved from 2018 to 2019 so as not to conflict with the men’s FIFA World Cup. Since 2008, international basketball competitions have been dominated by…

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The Boston Celtics May Have Finally Figured Themselves Out

Postseason basketball is insanely physical. While the referees swallow their whistles and allow more contact, aggressors become rewarded and the weak fade away. Nowhere was that more evident than the second half of Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers. A brutish and low-scoring contest, the game was decided in the third quarter,…

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